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Livestock conflicts linked to several grizzly deaths | News

Preliminary data suggests livestock conflicts were the primary cause of known grizzly bear deaths outside of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem monitoring areas in 2020, scientists said at a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Frank van Manen, supervisory research biologist for the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, presented highlights from this year’s grizzly bear research and monitoring report to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee on Wednesday.

Charts that van Manen presented showed that out of 18 known grizzly bear deaths outside of the monitoring area this year, 12 occurred because of livestock conflicts, according to preliminary data. The grizzly bear demographic monitoring area (DMA) is a nearly 20,000 square mile zone that spans outward from Yellowstone National Park. Scientists estimate bear numbers within that area.

All the other 25 known grizzly bear mortalities that occurred inside of the DMA in 2020 were caused by human-related conflicts, according to the

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Portland Public Schools reveals first draft of boundary redraws, Oregon reports 21 state coronavirus cases linked to schools: The week in education

The state’s largest district has one year to redraw its boundaries across Southeast Portland in anticipation of opening a new middle school.



a tall glass building: Portland Public Schools will adjust much of its southeast boundaries as it prepares to open Kellogg Middle School, pictured here under construction, in the fall of 2021.


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Portland Public Schools will adjust much of its southeast boundaries as it prepares to open Kellogg Middle School, pictured here under construction, in the fall of 2021.

And earlier this week, Portland Public Schools revealed the first draft of its plans to do so.

Much of the district’s plans revolve over its decision to phase out the K-8 model, turning one building back into a middle school and several others into elementary schools.

Bridger, in particular, would see much of its attendance zone altered as its Spanish dual-language programs move to a proposed Lent Elementary School and newly built Kellogg Middle. Bridger, which is currently a K-8, would become an elementary school and move into the Madison cluster. It

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